The Asia Cohort Consortium

The Asia Cohort Consortium

The Asia Cohort Consortium (ACC) is a collaborative effort seeking to understand the relationship between genetics, environmental exposures, and the etiology of disease through the establishment of a cohort of at least one million healthy people around the world. These participants will be followed over time to various disease endpoints, including cancer. The collaboration also involves seeking partners among existing cohorts across Asia to facilitate the exploration of specific research questions that need more immediate answers.

Upcoming ACC meetings

Thank you for joining the ACC Singapore Meeting on September 28th, 2016. All the presentation materials are available on our member-only website. The next ACC General Membership Meeting will be held on August 18th, 2017 in Tokyo as a pre-conference event for the 21st IEA World Congress of Epidemiology. Prior to the ACC General Meeting, an ACC Working Group Meeting will be held in Washington DC on April 1st, 2017. More details will be announced as and when they are available. 

 

Publications

We are pleased to announce the first publications of the Asia Cohort Consortium. We are grateful to our authors, writing teams and participating cohorts for their efforts. We also thank the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for its continued support of the Coordinating Center.

Association of Body Mass Index, Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption With Prostate Cancer Mortality in the Asia Cohort Consortium

Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Aug 4. pii: kwv089. [Epub ahead of print]

Fowke JH, McLerran DF, Gupta PC, He J, Shu XO, Ramadas K, Tsugane S, Inoue M, Tamakoshi A, Koh WP, Nishino Y, Tsuji I, Ozasa K, Yuan JM, Tanaka H,Ahn YO, Chen CJ, Sugawara Y, Yoo KY, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Pednekar M, Gu D, Xiang YB, Sauvaget C, Sawada N, Wang R, Kakizaki M, Tomata Y, Ohishi W,Butler LM, Oze I, Kim DH, You SL, Park SK, Parvez F, Chuang SY, Chen Y, Lee JE, Grant E, Rolland B, Thornquist M, Feng Z, Zheng W, Boffetta P, Sinha R,Kang D, Potter JD.

Burden of Total and Cause-Specific Mortality Related to Tobacco Smoking among Adults Aged ≥45 Years in Asia: A Pooled Analysis of 21 Cohorts

PLoS Medicine 11(4): e1001631. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001631(Published 22 April 2014).

Zheng W, McLerran DF, Rolland BA, Fu Z, Boffetta P, He J, Gupta PC,  Ramadas K, Tsugane S, Irie F, Tamakoshi A, GaoYT, Koh WP, Shu XO,  Ozasa K, Nishino Y, Tsuji I, Tanaka H, Chen CJ, Yuan JM, Ahn YO, Yoo KY,  Ahsan H, Pan WH, Qiao YL, Gu D, Pednekar MS, Sauvaget C, Sawada N,  Sairenchi T, Yang G, Wang R, Xiang YB, Ohishi W, Kakizaki M, Watanabe T, Oze I, You SL, Sugawara Y, Butler LM, Kim DH, Park SK, Parvez F, Chuang SY, Fan JH, Shen CY, Chen Y, Grant EJ, Lee JE, Sinha R, Matsuo K,  Thornquist M, Inoue M, Feng Z, Kang D, Potter JD.

Association between body mass index and cardiovascular disease mortality in east Asians and south Asians: pooled analysis of prospective data from the Asia Cohort Consortium

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5446 (Published 1 October 2013).

Chen Y, Copeland WK, Vedanthan R, Grant E, Lee JE, Gu D, Gupta PC, Ramadas K, Inoue M, Tsugane S, Tamakoshi A, Gao YT, Yuan JM, Shu XO, Ozasa K, Tsuji I, Kakizaki M, Tanaka H, Nishino Y, Chen CJ, Wang R, Yoo KY, Ahn YO, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Chen CS, Pednekar MS, Sauvaget C, Sasazuki S, Yang G, Koh WP, Xiang YB, Ohishi W, Watanabe T, Sugawara Y, Matsuo K, You SL, Park SK, Kim DH, Parvez F, Chuang SY, Ge W, Rolland B, McLerran D, Sinha R, Thornquist M, Kang D, Feng Z, Boffetta P, Zheng W, He J, Potter JD.

Meat intake and cause-specific mortality: a pooled analysis of Asian prospective cohort studies

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Online July 31, 2013.

Lee JE; McLerran DF; Rolland B; Chen Y; Grant ET; Vedanthan R; Inoue M; Tsugane S; Gao YT; Tsuji I; Kakizaki M; Ahsan H; Ahn YO; Pan WH; Ozasa K; Yoo KY; Sasazuki S; Yang G; Watanabe T; Sugawara Y; Parvez F; Kim DH; Chuang SY; Ohishi W; Park SK; Feng Z; Thornquist M; Boffetta P; Zheng W; Kang D; Potter JD; Sinha R.

Association of body mass index and risk of death from pancreas cancer in Asians: findings from the Asia Cohort Consortium

European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 22(3):244-250, May 2013.

Lin Y; Fu R; Grant, E; Chen Y; Eun Lee J; Gupta PC.; Ramadas K; Inoue M; Tsugane S; Gao YT; Tamakoshi A; Shu XO; Ozasa K; Tsuji I; Kakizaki M; Tanaka H; Chen CJ; Yoo KY; Ahn YO; Ahsan H; Pednekar MS; Sauvaget C; Sasazuki S; Yang G; Xiang YB; Ohishi W; Watanabe T; Nishino Y; Matsuo K; You SL; Park SK; Kim DH; Parvez F; Rolland B; McLerran D; Sinha R; Boffetta P; Zheng W; Thornquist M; Feng Z; Kang D; Potter JD

Body mass, tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking and risk of cancer of the small intestine: a pooled analysis of over 500 000 subjects in the Asia Cohort Consortium

Annals of Oncology 2011 (Advance Access, published online December 5, 2011.)

Boffetta P, Hazelton WD, Chen Y, Sinha R, Inoue M, Gao YT, Koh WP, Shu XO, Grant EJ, Tsuji I, Nishino I, You SL, Yoo K, Yuan JM, Kim J, Tsugane S, Yang G, Wang R, Xiang YB, Ozasa K, Nagai M, Kakizaki M, Chen CJ, Park SK, Shin A, Ahsan H, Qu CX, Lee JE, Thornquist M, Rolland B, Feng Z, Zheng W, and Potter JD.


Asia Cohort Consortium: Challenges for Collaborative Research

Journal of Epidemiology. Published Online May 10, 2012.

Song M, Rolland B, Potter JD, Kang D.

Coordinating Centers in Cancer-Epidemiology Research: The Asia Cohort Consortium Coordinating Center

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Published OnlineFirst July 29, 2011.

Rolland B, Smith BR, Potter JD.

Body mass index and diabetes in Asia: a cross-sectional pooled analysis of 900,000 individuals in the Asia cohort consortium.

PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e19930. Epub 2011 Jun 22.

Boffetta P, McLerran D, Chen Y, Inoue M, Sinha R, He J, Gupta PC, Tsugane S, Irie F, Tamakoshi A, Gao YT, Shu XO, Wang R, Tsuji I, Kuriyama S, Matsuo K, Satoh H, Chen CJ, Yuan JM, Yoo KY, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Gu D, Pednekar MS, Sasazuki S, Sairenchi T, Yang G, Xiang YB, Nagai M, Tanaka H, Nishino Y, You SL, Koh WP, Park SK, Shen CY, Thornquist M, Kang D, Rolland B, Feng Z, Zheng W, Potter JD.

Association between Body-Mass Index and Risk of Death in More Than 1 Million Asians.

N Engl J Med. 2011;364(8):719-729.

Zheng W, McLerran DF, Rolland B, Zhang X, Inoue M, Matsuo K, He J, Gupta PC, Ramadas K, Tsugane S, Irie F, Tamakoshi A, Gao YT, Wang R, Shu XO, Tsuji I, Kuriyama S, Tanaka H, Satoh H, Chen CJ, Yuan JM, Yoo KY, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Gu D, Pednekar MS, Sauvaget C, Sasazuki S, Sairenchi T, Yang G, Xiang YB, Nagai M, Suzuki T, Nishino Y, You SL, Koh WP, Park SK, Chen Y, Shen CY, Thornquist M, Feng Z, Kang D, Boffetta P, Potter JD.